Valvular Heart Disease Clinic Overview

The staff in the Valvular Heart Disease Clinic at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota has expertise and experience in diagnosing and treating people with heart valve disease. Doctors trained in heart disease (cardiologists), heart surgery (cardiac surgeons) and others collaborate to evaluate and treat your condition. They work with interventional and imaging specialists in cardiology to provide your care.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, are ranked as high performing for aortic valve replacement and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures by U.S. News & World Report. "High performing" is a designation given to the top 16 percent of TAVR programs across the nation (600+ programs). U.S News & World Report ranked hospitals for this procedure for the first time in 2022-2023.


Cardiologists in the Valvular Heart Disease Clinic conduct diagnostic tests, discuss your results and develop a treatment plan appropriate for your condition. During the process, staff will educate you about your condition and discuss potential treatments.

Your doctor may recommend heart valve surgery to repair or replace damaged heart valves. In some cases, you may be a candidate for minimally invasive heart surgery to treat your condition. Mayo surgeons and interventional cardiologists have experience and expertise in performing transcatheter procedures such as transcatheter aortic valve replacement, transcatheter mitral valve repair and insertion of perivalvular leak closure devices. Mayo cardiac surgeons have extensive experience in heart valve surgery.

Throughout your diagnosis and treatment at Mayo Clinic, cardiologists trained in heart valve disease collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of doctors to pinpoint your diagnosis or to develop your treatment plan.

Following your treatment, you'll have a visit scheduled with a nurse practitioner to check your progress and ensure you have a good recovery and continuity of care.


Researchers in the Valvular Heart Disease Clinic actively study new treatments for heart valve disease. You may have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials. Mayo's clinical trials include experimental treatments that may lead to improved patient care for people with heart valve disease. Learn more about research in the Cardiovascular Research Center.


You may be referred by your primary doctor, or you may request an appointment on your own. Not all services may be available at all locations. Please confirm when you request an appointment.